Dominion 1912, Hotel
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Gorgeous Boutique Hotel
Stayed as guest of the Quebec Saint Malo race organisers.
Good continental breakfasts. Coffee - excellent quality - available 24 hours.
Competent and charming staff
Extraordinarily quiet and comfortable but set right on the heart of the Vieux Port.
Only drawback is lack of restaurant and no room service food. You have to go out to eat.
Unique Quality: Beautiful decor
Directions: Vieux Port - set back one block from the main roads
Style and Comfort
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The hotel is stylish, charming boutique hotel in old port area. It's a bit of a stroll away from the lower and upper towns but the walk is very nice as you're surrounded by charming old buildings on cobblestone streets. These buildings are so pretty, that it's hard to imagine that people live and work in there. They look like those Disneyland buildings, you know.
Anyway, I had a wonderful stay at Dominion 1912. The room was comfortable, shower was great, and they have free espresso bar. The hotel lounge is huge and very peaceful. The couches are so comfortable that it's hard to leave the hotel to explore the city. It also has a huge fireplace that I'm sure would be wonderful when the weather turns chilly.
The staff is very friendly and courteous. It was so nice to return to the hotel after a long day of sightseeing and feeling the warm glow in the lounge welcoming you. Also, the rooms have Bose radio, and you're greeted by soft music when you check in to you room. So relaxing...
Unique Quality: Great views! I booked the room directly on the hotel's website. I asked for the top floor if possible with view of the St. Lawrence river. While I got the top floor room (8th floor), the view was of the old town. I'm actually glad that I got that room instead. The view was amazing! I had the view of Chateau Frontenanc (a castle like hotel), of the bay with boats, and part of the upper Old Town.
Espresso bar! All you can drink espresso shots, cafe au lait, cappuccino... they do have decaf option too. The tea selection was excellent as well!
Complimentary continental breakfast - a wide array of choices (pastries, croissant, toast, rabbit pate, cheese, fruits, yogurt, etc.)
Being greeted by soft music coming from Bose radio when I entered the room.
While the queen size room has a glass shower stall instead of bathtub, I prefer the shower stall as it felt more open and it was spacious. The water pressure was nice. They provide Aveda bath products so no need to bring nice products from your home.
Directions: Old port area in the lower old town.
In the Heart of Historic Old Port
We spent a relaxing two nights at Hotel Dominion 1912. Simon at the front desk was great - all the staff were helpful and courteous (and English-speaking).
Our room was probably the smallest (king bed, shower only-no bathtub) but still decked out with a Bose radio quietly playing as we entered, soft lighting, extra-soft bedding, comfy chair with blankie, thick robes to use during our stay, complimentary high-speed Internet, espresso and cocoa in the lobby, and Aveda toiletries, just to name a few of the many amenities that set this place apart.
Unique Quality: Rooms either overlook the river or give you a glimpse of the Chateau Frontenac, so you can't lose with any location. At CAD$205 per night, the Dominion was a bargain compared with the Chateau. Set in historic Old Port, the hotel is just a few minutes walk to Petit Champlain and the waterfront. Place de la FAO, with its lovely fountain, was just below our window.
Continental breakfast included granola, yogurt, rabbit terrine, croissants, cheese, hard-cooked eggs, fruit, etc. The decor of the hotel is mission/contemporary - very stylish and yet comfortable. At night, you can relax with a cocktail or (free!) cocoa in front of the lobby's fireplace.
Directions: Old Port, corner of Rue Ste. Paul
Pleasure in Vieux Quebec
My husband and I decided on a trip to Quebec City and did not have any reservations. We weren't even sure we would spend the night. We happened upon the Hotel Dominion 1912. We parked and my husband ran in to see if they had any rooms available. They did and thus begins our wonderful stay....
We received a lovely room with a king size bed. We had lots of trouble opening the door to the room, Hotel Dominion does not use electronic key passes. The room key was indeed a KEY. A member of the staff gave us a quick inservice on how exactly to open the door and all our future troubles were gone. A little twist and push was all it took and tada the door opened to a high ceiling room decorated in a decor a bit influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright. This is a boutique Hotel meaning all the trimmings (linens, paintings, glassware, trinkets, etc.) can be purchased if you love what you see and feel. There is a nice "L'aimer, c'est l'acheter" booklet available for each guest.
The bathroom was very nice. No fancy detachable showerheads but it did have a bathtub and nice toiletries. The sink was made of molded green lucite (I think) and had a buried light in it that served as a night light. Just amazing!!
Valet parking is $14 Can and I was pleasantly surprised that the mini bar selections were quite reasonable. I love a room with a coffeemaker. In addition to the in room coffeemaker, the hotel boasts free coffees, tea and hot chocolate available at all times in the lobby.
A free "Continental" breakfast is included in the price of your room. This was not simply a Continental breakfast. Sweetbreads, pastries, jams, fresh fruit, yogurt with all the extras, rabbit and apple pate, eggs and juices were nicely arranged on a table. Guests could take their breakfast to the terrace to sit in a private area under umbrellas to read the morning newspapers and dine on this scrumptous breakfast.
Room rate was $205 Can. Well worth the price for such a terrific room.
Unique Quality: Most hotels have a card that is placed on the door handle for privacy. The Hotel Dominion has a better system whereby you press a button on the interior of the door which illuminates red or green in the hallway. A very nice signal for housekeeping.
At turn-down fine chocolates were delivered, the ice bucket was filled and water chilled with stylish blue glasses. Soft music was playing on a Bose stereo. To the left of the bed was a retractable wooden bedtray, with fresh fruits, and a card showing the expected temperature for the next day.
Hotel Dominion 1912
In winter, which is low season, $150 for a room for two.
Unique Quality: To begin, the hotel is located in the lower part of Old Quebec, and seemed to be isolated from the huge groups of tourists and all the noise. It apparently was an old fruit and fish warehouse which was recently renovated. The rooms were pretty stylish- dramatic lighting (e.g. one bathroom light is located underneath the large clear green glass sink), huge fluffy pillows, wooden window sills. The service was great, parking is right behind the hotel.
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Dominion 1912, Hotel
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Address: 126 rue St-Pierre, Quebec City, Quebec, G1K 4A8, Canada
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Amenities at Dominion 1912, Hotel
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Business Services
- Pets Allowed
- Continental Breakfast
- Bar / Lounge
- Free High Speed Internet
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